Our property law barristers are experts in their fields of practice. They provide constructive, practical advice designed to achieve successful commercial solutions to all property-related disputes for their clients. We represent clients in all courts and tribunals as well as in mediations and arbitrations.
Our property law group is headed by Max Thorowgood. In addition to his practice as a barrister, Max sits as a Deputy Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, Property Chamber in Land Registration and Residential Property cases. Five of our other property law barristers also hold part-time paid judicial roles.
Some of our group write on specialist property law-related topics.
- Emma Godfrey co-authors LexisNexis’ highly acclaimed practitioners’ textbook ‘Claims to the Possession of Land’.
- Christopher Stirling contributes 2 chapters for Resolution’s Cohabitation Claims. One gives practical guidance about issues such as Capital Gains Tax, bankruptcy, Land Registry proceedings, foreign property claims and enforcement, the other has useful case studies.
The property law group is large and vigorous, many of our property barristers’ practices straddle our other practice areas, and the multi-practice strength of our chambers means clients benefit from the expertise of our other practice groups such as family, company/commercial, Court of Protection and public law to ensure all aspects of a property dispute are carefully considered and dealt with. Our property barristers’ experience covers a broad spectrum at all levels of call.
Our barristers have particular expertise in the following areas:
- Commercial landlord & tenant including: business tenancy renewals, dilapidations and forfeiture
- Residential landlord & tenant including: possession claims, disrepair, service charge disputes, lease extensions, leasehold enfranchisement and right to manage
- Co-ownership disputes including common intention constructive trusts, Proprietary Estoppel, Trusts of Land & Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA) and Schedule 1 Children Act 1988
- Real property including adverse possession, boundary disputes, rights of way, easements, restrictive covenants, rights of common and enclosures and Village Greens
- Probate, succession & inheritance including testamentary capacity, undue influence, fraud/forgery, and family provision
- Housing including Homelessness and Part VII Housing Act 1996, Allocations and Part VI Housing Act 1996, judicial review, succession, right to buy, anti-social behaviour orders and injunctions, unlawful eviction, disrepair and houses in multiple occupation. See our dedicated housing pages for more information.
- Development agreements including s. 106, option and overage agreements
- Mobile homes
- Professional negligence including the liability of professionals for their negligence in dealing with matters in the above areas.
We are regularly sought after for our expert CPD-accredited training, workshops and seminar programmes. Our barristers can also deliver bespoke in-house training to law firms and other professional bodies on request.